One to Watch: Bullritos

Bullritos is a quick-serve Tex-Mex concept created by Russell Ybarra, owner of two Houston-based full-service chains, Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen and Jimmy Changas.

The name was inspired by Ybarra’s experience running with the bulls through the streets of Pamplona, Spain. While dining at Bullritos is considerably safer than that annual event, the interactive ordering system and plethora of possible ingredient combinations when creating a burrito make it an adventure in its own right.

Bullritos Hosts Franchise-Wide Blood Drive

This holiday season, in lieu of wrapped packages and shiny bows, Bullritos, the fast-casual burrito franchise, is teaming up with local blood banks across state lines and inviting patrons to give the gift of life.

The blood drive will be held at 14 Bullritos locations in Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia, and will take place from Tuesday, Dec. 20, through Friday, Dec. 23, at the times and locations listed below.


Tuesday, Dec. 20

Bullritos’ October Drive for St. Jude Exceeds $30K

For the entire month of October, the Bullritos franchise, located throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia, raised funds for St. Jude Children’s and Research Hospital.

The family-friendly, fast-casual burrito joint asked patrons to donate $1 to St. Jude. Each donation was marked with a Pinup Pumpkin featuring that patron’s name, which was then placed on the restaurant’s wall. At the end of the month, Bullritos had collected $10,469 for the organization.

Fifty Get Bullritos For a Year


Bullritos, a Spanish-inspired burrito joint, opened its 11th Houstonlocation in Pearland, Texas. To celebrate the opening, the restaurant awarded a free Bullrito per week for a year to the first 50 patrons.

"We are happy to bring even more to this community," says Pearland Bullritos franchisee, John Carlew. "This giveaway was the perfect chance to do just that. The turnout was amazing."

Some customers stood in line or camped out for more than 19 hours to receive their free burritos.